Students can receive free help in their efforts to receive financial aid for college.
Spartanburg Community College (SCC) will host a 2015 College Goal event Feb. 21 to help students and their families complete the forms required to apply for federal financial aid.
Financial aid counselors from SCC and Limestone College will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 209 at L. Hoke Parris Business Training Center on the Cherokee County branch campus.
“This is a nationwide event that will be taking place to help people start or continue college,” said Daryl Smith, executive director on SCC’s Cherokee County branch campus. “Limestone College participates in this on our campus and has every year. There will be financial aid counselors from the colleges on site to help students.”
The purpose is to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) which can serve as a barrier for students planning to attend college.
The FASFA is used by colleges in determining the types of federal financial aid students can receive to help pay for higher education.
Applicants should plan to bringing their most recent tax returns, social security number and bank records. This information will be used on the FASFA form to figure out a family’s expected contribution to college expenses and determine a student’s eligibility for financial aid.
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